Out ‘n About with TMH

05/11/10

Tucci's Bistro

Tucci’s Bistro Tucci’s Bistro is a California-style bistro with a fantastic wine list that specializes in wood-fired pizzas, gourmet pastas, hand-cut steaks, and much more.

On my recent trip to Tucci’s Bistro, in downtown Dublin, just outside Columbus, Ohio, I sat outside on their patio. The patio provided a great atmosphere with a touch of casual elegance. It’s a nice place to sit and sip wine and listen to live, soothing music while you just relax and enjoy some great food. Dinner entrees range from $10 – $22 with the average being $15.
Tucci's Bistro

For appetizers, I ordered the Calamari Frito, served with sweet and spicy banana peppers and grated parmesan, accompanied by two sauces – arrabbiata and lemon aioli. I also ordered Blackened Scallops, served with sweet-sour mustard vinaigrette, micro greens and gorgonzola cheese.

Next came the salad. I had the Baby Arugula, with spiced walnuts, goat cheese, pickled red onion, bacon, all covered with a nice Chianti vinaigrette.

For my main entrée, I enjoyed Chorizo-Crusted Grouper, a very crispy, spicy, pan-fried grouper, served with goat-cheese potato cakes and wilted baby spinach with a tomato-scallion emulsion.

I highly reccomend Tucci’s Bistro

05/03/10
Grumps Burger

Traveling the country for the past 15 years, has given me the opportunity to consume literally thousands of burgers. I have come to the conclusion that Grumps makes BY FAR the best hamburger that I have EVER tasted! I can hardly believe that this amazing place exists right here under our noses! I ordered the Swiss Mushroom burger, and, man, was it ever fantastic! My wife had the Patty Melt, which she said just melted in her mouth. The atmosphere at Grumps feels like one of those comfy neighborhood drinking joints you remember from college, with all that crazy memorabilia all over the walls. Every table has a big bucket of peanuts to munch on while you are waiting, and it is simply a very happy and relaxing place to be. As soon as my schedule allows, I will be coming back to keep working my way down the menu and trying all of their great burgers, one by glorious one.

You can also check out Grumps on Facebook

04/19/10
My first place to review comes from Granbury, Texas, which is a town just southwest of Fort Worth. While driving home and looking for a place to dine for dinner, I encountered this small building boasting great German food. I made a quick U-turn, and I am glad I did. Niester’s German Restaurant & Deli was just what I imagined it would be. . . and it even smells of bratwurst as you walk through the door. As you enter, they have a deli and meat counter where you can purchase fresh sourdough loaves and all of the great German sausage your heart desires.  I chose the German Sampler Plate for my entrée so that I could sample the Pork Chop, Wienerschitzel, Rouladen, and their fantastic sausage. Of course, before the meal even came out, I had already tossed down several pieces of Sourdough bread pieces with plenty-o-butter to accompany them. The prices were quite reasonable and the food was fantastic and authentic. As I left the restaurant, I grabbed a printed menu and then noticed that they also serve breakfast. . . Well, guess where I will be going next week?!

You can visit Niester’s at 4426 E. Hwy. 377  Granbury, TX 76049 817-573-0211

2 responses to “Out ‘n About with TMH

  1. nic010205

    you should join yelp, if you have not already. it’s a great way of bookmarking, tracking, and documenting the places you want to go and have been too. I’m addicted to it. so much fun

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